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    US Soccer Slams Megan Rapinoe for Kneeling During Anthem

    Call it a red glare. The star midfielder has taken the NFL “Star Spangled Banner” protests to the pitch, but Thursday was her first time kneeling while wearing her country’s uniform, ahead of a 9-0 victory in a friendly against Thailand. The governing body responded that they “have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand,” without laying out any consequences. Rapinoe, who is white and a lesbian, said she sympathizes with Colin Kaepernick and others who have protested police violence and she plans “to keep kneeling.”

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